Boating and other accidents can occur on Kentucky Lakes, such as Lake Cumberland. Accidents can occur from everything from operating water crafts negligently, to alcohol related accidents, to even swimming accident. Just this week, 34 year old Kevin Short died while swimming, due to electricity being run from an extension chord. Mr. Short's wife and child were there at the time, and Mr. Short heroically saved his child from the deadly electricity, which cost him his life in the process. Tragically Mr. Short leaves behind a wife and three children. Our thoughts are with his family, and we salute his bravery in saving his child.
Tragedies related to lakes, boating, and swimming, can often be avoided by taking extra precautions. However, even when precautions are taken, accidents still happen. As with all accidents, the legal question is always what if anything could have been done to prevent it or lessen the effects from it. Then the question becomes how can the injured or the family, be legally assisted in their time of financial loss due to the accident. Financially losses include medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, permanent injury, emotional trauma, and in cases of deaths, funeral expenses and a lifetime of lost earning potential for families.